The Levines Love Halloween

Top Ten Reasons 10. Halloween is a holiday without formal traditions. No gifts. No cooking. No family drama. No pressure. 9. We all celebrate Halloween. Even Jesus! 8. Halloween is the only day of the year when everyone is expected…

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Brace yourselves. I just read about the latest fashion trend and, trust me, you’re going to throw up. Nostril hair extensions. I know. Go throw up. I’ll wait. Now, I want to believe that I’ll grow into a mother who…

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Ten Seconds

I know a mother who lost her son this week. It was very sudden. The blink of an eye. And since I don’t have the words to comfort her (I don’t think those words even exist), I’m asking everyone who…

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Warning: This post contains the word fuck. But I think you’ll agree it was totally necessary. I came across this pumpkin at Fresh Market today. My first reaction was, “Cool!” Then I saw the price and I thought, “What the…

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Help Me, Webster

Annie Bea: Mom, what does “mysterious” mean? Me: It means you don’t know what it is. It’s unknown. It’s an enigma. Annie Bea: Mom, what does “enigma” mean? Me: It’s like something that leaves you perplexed. It’s puzzling. Annie Bea:…

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The Halloween Aisle

What you see if you DON’T have little kids: Cuteness. What you see if you DO have little kids: Lice.

The Eleventh Commandment

This morning we all piled in the car and drove 90 mph on two wheels to the Lord’s house. We peeled into the church parking lot with two kids fighting over a Lego – a single Lego the size of…

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Nice Romper

Every morning, while I dry my hair, Annie Bea stands next to me twisting and turning in the full length mirror. She’s weighing the pros and cons of her outfit for school. Today she was wearing a romper. To be…

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Dear Guns

Dear Guns, It’s not your fault. You’re just a bunch of plastic and metal and powder. How could I be mad at you? You don’t know any better. I’m mad at the people who disrespect you. The people who send…

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Grady was working on a school project about the country of Honduras with his tutor. As they researched traditional clothing, this picture came up. Grady was dumbfounded. He turned to his teacher and exclaimed, “This looks exactly like my dad.”